A Taste of the Beast :: Update from Scott Harrison, Director of Hospitality
Posted by Killington Resort on December 19, 2013
What you may find in the food court at the K-1 Base Lodge is only a small snapshot of the kind of food we serve at our resort for the winter season. We are continually looking for ways to improve our offerings, and this location is a great example of this season’s food and beverage projects - we are in the process of remodeling the cafe line to offer fresh salads, sandwiches, and inspired daily grill specials. And that’s just the beginning.
THE PEAK LODGE
We’re getting creative and tapping into the wonderful offerings of our local farms and dairies at the new Peak Lodge. For this upscale lodge experience, we’ve crafted a unique, high-end scramble-style restaurant. Once you enter the building, casual seating with leather couches and an assortment of table styles will great you. There’s not a bad seat in the house – every table will have panoramic views of the Green, White, and Adirondack Mountains. For lunch, take your pick of chef-served stations and even a custom salad station with a host of local produce and house-made dressings.
Fresh pasta with steamed vegetables and Vermont Maple Cream Sauce, flank steak from the in-house carvery, or a deli sandwich with signature Boar’s Head Meats are just a few of the options you may find at The Peak Lodge. Look for burgers and herb-marinated sirloin from local farms sizzling on our grill, and vegetarians will feast on wraps, pasta and more, crafted with full flavor and healthy mountain living in mind.
Whether you plan to relax at the bar or have a cold beer alongside your deli sandwich, it’s all at the Peak. A selection of beer and wine by the bottle will be available at our scramble area, and the Peak Bar will offer fine wine, signature hot cocktails and local drafts for relaxing by the fireplace. Our bar will also be featuring a small menu to accent your drinks, including a custom Vermont cheese plate.
LUNCH AT OVATIONS RESTAURANT
A granola bar on the gondola sometimes just isn’t enough for lunch, and we’re excited to expand the all-day dining experience on the mountain this season. Ovations Restaurant at the Killington Grand Hotel will debut a full-service, fine dining lunch featuring entree choices like Avocado and Seafood Salad, BBQ Steak and Spinach Salad, char-grilled Angus burgers and more. Just a short walk across the Snowshed Pond Bridge, you can kick off your boots, slip into a pair of slippers and take advantage of the extensive wine list. After your pampering, your boots will be warm and dry, and you'll be refreshed for an afternoon of turns.
LEDGEWOOD YURT, SKI-IN/SKI-OUT
The Ledgewood Yurt is getting a new home on the hill, and that means brand-new, intimate ski in – ski out dining for lunch. Just off the Northbrook trail, this one-of-a-kind lunch will start with friendly greetings from staff, a warm wood burning stove, and the relaxing mountain atmosphere of the Yurt. Our Executive Chef has created a farm-to-table menu including Caramel Whiskey and Butternut Bisque, salads with crab and lobster, a signature Vermont reuben, and a selection of meats from our smoker, just to start. A special wine list and Vermont brews will top it all off.
SNOWSHED LODGE UPDATES
The food court stations at Snowshed Lodge are also serving up some new options, with a full-service fresh juice and smoothie bar, the “All Fired Up” station making burritos and quesadillas to order daily, hand-tossed pizza and local Vermont beef burgers. Our Carvery features Caesar salad and a variety of deli sandwiches made to order, too.
Upstairs at Snowshed, you’ll find the Long Trail Pub with full-service seated dining, fresh local beef, three vegetarian burger options and pub sandwiches. We’re serving up caprese salad with fresh mozzarella and house-made balsamic vinaigrette, a great selection of appetizers, and choices to make every entrée just the way you like it.
For even more healthy options, this year’s new Vermont Fresh Café has smoothies, hot drinks and snacks, too. Also located at Snowshed Lodge, the café has beautiful views of the mountain complimented by light local Vermont fare, hearty breakfasts, Starbucks coffee and local ales. With artisan cheeses to taste, organic slow cooked oatmeal, and house made quinoa chili, it’s definitely a special offering this year.
As you can see, we have a big year ahead of us and it’s full of good things to taste. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you.
Scott Harrison, Director of Hospitality